It's no secret that part of what draws us to games are the fact that a lot of them, at least the big-budget titles, can look pretty damn pretty. Sure, like with real life relationships, it's not all about the looks, but Sony's meeting (outside of the streaming hiccups and me almost flinging my laptop in sudden frustration) was very impressive. This thing is going to obviously be way above and beyond what we've console gamers have been playing on for the last eon, and rightfully so.
The thing that kept me impressed was how familiar Sony seemed to be with their target audience. They knew us gamers would be watching this meeting, and potentially crashing their stream. They knew that we wanted to see long dormant franchises return. Sure, there were some flashy things like creative use of light and smart use of multiple screens, but what it came down to, and what they cut to the chase of, was their main event. That was, indeed, the PS4.
As expected, the graphical differences are leaps and bounds above what we have access to with the PS3 and X Box 360. What impressed me was not only the social aspects, but how creative the system lets you be, even if you're not very tech savvy (I'm more into creating than code writing myself). The social aspects are impressive, including watching what other friends are playing and having an option to lend a hand if needed. There are impressive feats that were featured, but they do kind of feed into the paranoia of required internet connections to play anything on the system.
Sure, at this point I'm biased. I had my X Box 360 for years, but didn't feel completely comfortable gaming until I got my Playstation 3. I'm excited to see what Microsoft has to show off as well, but as of now, my money's staying with Sony.